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Philosophy Talk

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  • Location: San Francisco, California

Philosophy on the radio? You've got to be kidding? Well, sometimes we do (kid, that is). Mostly we look at today's important ideas with an eye to thinking them through.

Philosophy Talk is a weekly, one-hour radio series. The hosts' down-to-earth and no-nonsense approach brings the richness of philosophic thought to everyday subjects. Topics are lofty (Truth, Beauty, Justice), arresting (Terrorism, Intelligent Design, Suicide), and engaging (Baseball, Love, Happiness).

This is not a lecture or a college course; it's philosophy in action!

Philosophy Talk is a fun opportunity to explore issues of importance to your audience in a thoughtful, friendly fashion, where thinking is encouraged.

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If humans have human rights because they’re persons, are some nonhumans also persons with nonhuman rights?

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Is morality innate, learned, or does it come from some combination of nature and nurture?

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  • Added: May 22, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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What is the goal of a belief: to make you feel better, to make you successful, or to track the truth?

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  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Who has the right to decide my own medical treatment other than me?

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  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Was Machiavelli an unscrupulous theorist and advisor, or one of the most widely misunderstood political philosophers ever?

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  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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We know about the world through experience. But how do we know about experience itself?

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Is it cruel and immoral to keep any sentient being captive?

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Are space and time two separate entities, or just different dimensions of one thing? And what difference does that make?

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Is knowing what you don't know the first step toward wisdom, or is a little arrogance a good thing?

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Is queerness just a marker of sexual orientation, or is it a political and social identity?

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  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Do all views have a place on university campuses, or are there some views that should never be given a platform?

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  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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What's it like to teach philosophy in prison? What's it like to study philosophy while in prison?

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Should any person or institution who has benefited from our sorry history of racism be required to compensate the victims of racism?

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Is what unites us more important that what divides us?

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Does affirmative action undermine the achievements of those who are supposed to benefit from it?

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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Is it a privilege or a right to be treated as you deserve to be?

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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Does college make sense for everyone? Is there really a college for everyone?

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 53:59
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2016 was a year of triumphs and defeats that challenged our assumptions and made us think about things in new ways.

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 53:58
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The life and thought of sociologist, historian, philosopher, editor, writer, and activist W.E.B. DuBois.

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
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Is a person with one black parent and one white parent black? White? Neither? Both?

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
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